We pastors are good at our individual faith. Really good.
We can pray.
We can read.
We can introspect.
We can “interpret.”
We can do a “quiet time.”
We can study.
We can exegete.
But we pastors aren’t so good at sharing our faith. I mean, we can share it from stage. Woven into generic illustrations that describe “a” faith journey. But it’s too easy to hide behind our beautiful masks.
It’s time to acknowledge that we all deal with junk. Sometimes it’s a product of our own doing. Sometimes it’s from someone else.
But that beautiful mask you’ve constructed is still a mask, hiding who you really are.
Quit hiding. It’s not doing you any good. Nor is it doing any good for those you lead.
Your messy story paints a beautiful picture of grace, mercy, hope, and love. No need to hide.
You need Gospel community, just like those you lead do.
Gospel community offers you refuge that the secrecy of your beautiful mask would like to keep hidden.
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” – God (Isaiah 43:1)
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